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HIS / HER TREE

HIS / HER TREE

Ever since I’ve known my husband he has collected Hallmark Christmas decorations – not just any Hallmark Christmas decorations – guy Hallmark Christmas decorations.  Emmitt Smith, Ken Grifie Junior, Troy Aikman, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Captain Jack Sparrow, GI Joe in space and GI Joe solider – he’s got them all. My husband is a … Continue reading

lemonade out of lemons

lemonade out of lemons

I had an old bench sitting in the back yard that I bought a few years ago.  I bought it off some guy on the side of the highway at a country garage sale.  He made the benches out of salvaged wood that he took from torn down cabins.  He really did a beautiful job … Continue reading

SUMMER – BRING IT ON!

SUMMER – BRING IT ON!

Finally, the last few days we’ve had deck weather.  Weather so beautiful, we can sit in our outdoor room that I created.  Love our front deck and while thrifting this past January, I found the perfect four piece furniture set to make the outside space a true paradise.  We sit out there with our morning … Continue reading

VINTAGE BALLS!

VINTAGE BALLS!

 Now if you got here thinking you would see naked old men, I’m sorry to have disappointed you.  Vintage balls as in Vintage Christmas balls.  I saw in “Life as a thrifter” an interesting idea what you could do with Vintage Christmas decorations and I was thrilled to realize that I had already come up with … Continue reading

THE PREPARATION BEGINS…

THE PREPARATION BEGINS…

We are Halloween people and usually we start our Halloween preparations at least a week or more before the big event.  This year we’ve been so busy it was tempting to just carve a single pumpkin and buy  candies – c’est tout!   We just can’t do it!  We even tried to put out just … Continue reading

THRIFTING AND CRAFTY!

THRIFTING AND CRAFTY!

I enjoy thrifting but have to admit that it’s hard for me to see beyond what I’m seeing.   There are people out there who can look at a piece of junk furniture or an item like a sheet and design something fabulous.  Not me  – the sheet stays the sheet and the junk furniture … Continue reading

Hockey Night in Canada

Hockey Night in Canada

In the post “Bye, Bye, Great Pumpkin” I talked about getting rid of our orange family room.  I hired a painter and re-painted the room a calm and soothing grey.  Took me a while to put the room back together because once I removed everything from the room, I didn’t want to put it all back. … Continue reading

THRIFTING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

THRIFTING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

Now that we’re home from our skiing trip, the weekend is full of hockey.  Last weekend of hockey for the season and then lacrosse starts.  Both the boys are in tournaments and the tournaments are in opposite ends of the city, so my hubbie goes one way and I go the other.  The rink that … Continue reading

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

Creativity – some people have it! Double click on the “behind the Mask” to see what you can do with some newspaper and a lot of creativity. Behind the Mask.

WHAT IS NOT ART

WHAT IS NOT ART

A little while back I found a quote on studiolightblue – “Let me ask you something, what is not art?”  Love that quote because it says it all.  You just have to have a love for beauty to admire art and everyone knows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder!  I love art and … Continue reading

BYE BYE GREAT PUMPKIN!

BYE BYE GREAT PUMPKIN!

It’s done – I’ve sent the great big pumpkin room to a room in the great big sky!  Gone forever, although I have to appreciate that the great big pumpkin served it’s purpose for my need of bright colour at that time of my life.  I now want something soothing, relaxing a place where I … Continue reading